in store
phrasal in readiness ; in preparation <
there's a surprise in store for you

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • In store — Store Store, n. [OE. stor, stoor, OF. estor, provisions, supplies, fr. estorer to store. See {Store}, v. t.] 1. That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in-store — ˈin store adjective [only before a noun] within a large shop or store: • an in store bakery * * * in store UK US /ˌɪnˈstɔːr/ US  / ˈstɔːr/ adjective [before noun] MARKETING, COMMERCE ► happening inside a store: »Online sales are catching up with… …   Financial and business terms

  • in\ store — • in store • in reserve adj or adv. phr. 1. Saved up in case of need; ready for use or for some purpose. If the electricity goes off, we have candles in store in the closet. The squirrel has plenty of nuts in store for the winter. Compare: in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in-store — also instore, 1961, from IN (Cf. in) + STORE (Cf. store). In M.E., instore was a verb meaning to restore, renew, from L. instaurare …   Etymology dictionary

  • in store — (for (someone/something)) planned or likely to happen. We have a big surprise in store for you. She s got a difficult few months in store, with her husband s illness …   New idioms dictionary

  • in-store — adj [only before noun] happening within a large shop or store ▪ an in store bakery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • in-store — in ,store adjective within a large store: in store fashion shows …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • in store — ► in store about to happen. Main Entry: ↑store …   English terms dictionary

  • in-store — inˈ store adjective Provided within a shop • • • Main Entry: ↑in …   Useful english dictionary

  • in store — index forthcoming, imminent, inevitable, prospective Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in store — adjective in readiness; awaiting (Freq. 1) gave us a hint of the excitement that was in store for us • Similar to: ↑future * * * I. adverb (or adjective) : at or from the point where stored with subsequent storage and shipping costs to be paid by …   Useful english dictionary

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